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Psoriatic Arthritis With Raynaud Phenomenon
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Common!: Perphaps 20-30% of psoriasis patients develop arthritis. So having a strong family history for both psoriasis and arthritis are very important rheumatology questions to ask! I believe it is more common than rheumatoid arthritis. This is true in my practice. Over halp of my patients with psoriatic arthritis do not know they have it, until a thorough investigation for hidden spots identifies it! ...Read more
Not likely: To my knowledge this is not a common feature of psoriatic arthritis. Likely due to another contributing factor. Assessment of the patient with hair loss begins getting a description of hair loss, medical/family history. See you physician for an inspection of the scalp, hair, and other body sites. ...Read more
Night sweats can be due to medications, infection,
Inflammatory diseases, menopause, malignancies. Since
Psoriatic arthritis is a. Type of arthritic inflammation, you probably can have night sweats especially if the disease is active. A rheumatologist 's opinion might be helpful ...Read more
May contribute: Trigger finger is not an arthritis, but it is a nodular swelling of a flexor tendon that can cause the tendon to catch on the pulley system of the finger as it flexes and extends. It's usual cause is inflammatory. So, having an systemic inflammatory condition like a person with psoriatic arthritis has, their can be an increased risk. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Sure: There is no reason you can't have a tattoo ...Read more
Full case-taking: For a chronic condition like psoriatic arthritis you need a professional homeopath to thoroughly review your case. There are literally thousands of homeopathic medicines (remedies) that could be helpful to you at a deep level, to catalyze a healing process. Finding the ONE that's effective for you takes your willingness to describe your experience in detail to the practitioner, who will prescribe. ...Read more
Psorisis: Presumably the liver biopsy is being done prior to the use of a medication such as methotrexate. Liver biopsy should not be painful for anyone but can be. A local anesthetic is used to "numb" the area. In some instances the medication may not be completely effective or discomfort may be experienced after the procedure when the effect of the anesthetic has "worn off.". ...Read more
Call his doc: The nausea may be due to one of his meds. Speak with the doctor who treats these problems. ...Read more
Why do people have fatigue with psoriatic arthritis? I am so tired along with the other symptoms.
Psoriatic Arthritis: Battling pain and inflammation can leave you feeling exhausted. In addition, some arthritis medications can cause fatigue. The key isn't to stop being active entirely, but to rest before you become too tired. Divide exercise or work activities into short segments. Find time to relax several times throughout the day. ...Read more
What is the difference between psoriatic arthritis and spondyloarthrapathy? I'm hla b-27 positive
Almost the same: Many people with psoriatic arthritiw have back problems similar to classic ankylosing spondylitis. The meds used for these are the same and include sulfasalazine, methotrexate, biologics including humira, remicade, (infliximab) etc. Occasionally the arthritis goes into remission (stops) if the skin is cleared, but this isn't common. Nonsteroids such as indomethecin are quite helpful. ...Read more
I have psoriatic arthritis and take prednisolone. What are long term effects of taking prednisolone?
With psoriatic arthritis, is there any muscle/tendon involvement, and explanation if there is please?
I have MS and psoriatic arthritis and am interested in the new drug Ocrevus for MS would that work for PA as well?
What to do if I have psoriatic arthritis. I take 3 lortab 10 pills a day. If I stop taking the pills what are the withdraw?
I have psoriatic arthritis im having 2asprin once a day for how long can I have them safetly? Is it better than panadol (acetaminophen)
I would not advise: To continue with any aspirin as there are better drugs other to control your disease. While Aspirin can be used a short term pain medication but it does not treat the underlying problem and your psoriatic arthritis can still progress and worsening over. Make an appointment with a rheumatologist will be the best option at this time and discuss about your treatment plan. ...Read more
Any recommendations for my condition psoriatic arthritis not to eat or drink and what can I do when I start the medicine methotrexate
Psoriasis and gut: Psoriasis is an autoimmune state. Autoimmune means your body is fighting itself. Why? Usually it is triggered by stress of some kind. Address this with managing stress cleaning the gut (probiotics and clean eating). Methotrexate is harsh on the liver so eat liver friendly diet like greens, cruciferous and lemon. Do breathing exercises when stressed. Address sleep issues. ...Read more
Have psoriatic arthritis dx, new rheumie says that if I don't have elevated inflammation markers then I don't have psa... True or false?
I am an rn in a pretty high acuity icu (ccu). Should I be worried about taking a biologic due to immunosuppresion for psoriatic arthritis?
Discuss: You need to be informed of the risk/benefits of starting the new treatment and be informed about how it is expected to help you. The biologics may cause immunosuppression and increase risk of infection. Since there are now many of them, there are relative risks. Ask the treating physicians about options, their interpretation of your disease severity, and risk of the new meds. ...Read more
I am a psoriatic arthritis patient. I am taking 10mg methatroxate. But the condition is still not stable. I have pain in walking and bending.
Raynaud's disease is a primary vasospastic process that usually involves the fingers or toes and is worsened by cold, stress, vibration. Raynaud's phenomena is assoc. With other collagen vascular diseases such as lupus, etc. It is a vasospastic process that compounds the microvascular occlusive disease present in some ...Read more
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more